Sunday, 5 December 2010


I've had this stamp for a couple of years and it's never lost it's appeal. I stamped image with Cranberry ink, then distressed the edges and ran the ink pad across to define the edge before mounting it onto dark red card. The background paper I bought in a local crafts shop - a bargain as it was only 15p for an A4 sheet!
The ribbon is from Papermania and I've had it a while. It just seemed to blend in with the paper and image so I was glad to finally use it up.
The snowflake edge was done using a Martha Stewart punch and was sent to me by Maureen as were the punched out snowflakes. I ran the same ink pad over them all before adding the two 'sparklies' to the large flakes and covering with glossy accents.
Challenges -
Totally Papercrafts - Xmas Punches
Corrosive Challenges - Red and White
Xmas Card Challenges - Monochrome
Saturday Challenge - Christmas
Sew Many Challenges(my second entry this weeked!) - Snowflakes
Stampin Vacation - Monochromatic RedsTuesday Taggers - Jolly Old St Nick


  1. Hello Viv. WOW, this is just so beautiful and very striking. Love it all, perfect. Happy crafting.
    With love, Sandra xx

  2. Love both your cards Viv, gorgeous santa.

  3. Fabulous Christmas card

    Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

  4. I absolutely adore the Santa image! I can see why it doesn't lose its appeal. Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with us at the CCC blog this week!

  5. Your card is lovely! Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges!

  6. Fabulous card Viv, love the colours

  7. Hi Viv

    Oh wow!!! So much to love on this brilliant creations.

    Everyone is wonderful, your great image, your backing papers, your colours and tht gorgeous ribbon. All just perfect together.

    Love Jules xx

  8. what a gorgeous creation and thank you for sharing it with us at the SCSC this week
    Hugs Kate xx

  9. Lovely card Viv... the image is timeless.

  10. Lovely, lovley card. I wish I had that santa image. Thanks for joining us at Corrosive Challenge this week.

  11. Beautiful card, this is my favourite Santa stamp but I didn't get him out this year, must make a note to let him see daylight next year :o)
    Jackie xx

  12. Wow!! It's so pretty!! Everyhing is perfect!
    Thanks for join us at SMC, hope to see you next time.
    Hugs, ~darling Ho~

  13. such a pretty card. Lovely:)
    Thanks for joining us at SMC Challenge this week. Hope you will join us next week .. hugs :)

  14. Absolutely lovely card Viv!

  15. WOW I love that stamp too, and the card is stuning,thanks playing along with TT this week

  16. Wow! Stunning that you chose the cranberry ink for Santa and that ribbon is awesome... however did you bring yourself to cut it??
    Thanks for joining this week's Christmas Punches Challenge at Totally Papercrafts.
    Caroline xxx

  17. This is a very striking colour scheme and everything works so well together.

  18. I agree Viv its a striking stamp and I love it in the cranberry ink! Thanks for joining us again at TT x Janet

  19. Beautiful. I have a friend who uses this stamp all the time. I will have to tell her about your card. She will be impressed with what you have done it.
    Thank you for joining us at Sew Many Challenges.



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